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Taylor Deneen Christmon is a singer, songwriter, vocal arranger, and producer currently studying in her fifth semester at Berklee College of Music majoring in both Contemporary Writing & Production and Professional Music; her concentrate studies include vocal performance and songwriting. Born and raised in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Taylor’s signature sound comes from a variety of genres including contemporary r&b, jazz, funk, gospel, and neo-soul. Some of her main musical influences are Donny Hathaway, Ella Fitzgerald, Whitney Houston, and Jill Scott.

Taylor began singing both classical and contemporary music at the age of six and started composing music and playing instruments shortly afterward, performing in honor bands, choruses, and music festivals across the U.S. By sixteen, the National YoungArts winner had already caught the attention of musicians like Angela Winbush, Eric Whitacre, and Andra Day.

While at Berklee, Taylor has performed in various showcases and events on campus and in the surrounding Boston area, getting to work with world-renowned faculty members Donna McElroy, Gabrielle Goodman, and musical director Rob Lewis. Most recently, she was hand-selected by instructors of the college to perform in concerts paying tribute to professionals in the music industry including powerhouse executive Sylvia Rhone of Epic Records, Missy Elliot, and the late musical legends Michael Jackson and Aretha Franklin.